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SSPC Standards Update

NSRP SP-3 Panel


William L. Shoup
SSPC Executive Director
NSRP 2012
February 2012
Orlando, Florida

Learning Objectives
Update on standards of interest to the Navy community
Revisions in Progress
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SSPC-WJ 1, 2, 3, 4 Waterjetting Standards


SSPC-PA 2 DFT measurement
SSPC-SP 11, Power Tool Cleaning Bare Metal
SSPC-SP 15, Commercial Grade Power Tool Cleaning
SSPC-Guide 15, Field Methods for Retrieval and Analysis
of Soluble Salts on Steel and Other Nonporous Substrates
> SSPC-QP 1, Evaluating Qualifications of Industrial/Marine Painting
Contractors (Field Application)
> SSPC-AB 1, Mineral and Slag Abrasives
> SSPC-AB 2, Cleanliness of Recycled Ferrous Metallic Abrasive Work Mix

New Standards in Development


> Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning Standards
> Determining Compliance to Steel Profile Range
> Selecting Coatings for Galvanized Steel Substrates

SSPC-SP 12/NACE No. 5


Surface Preparation by Waterjetting
(revision)
Current SP 12/NACE No. 5 will be broken
into separate standards based on level of
cleanliness
> SSPC/NACE WJ 1 Clean to Bare Substrate
> SSPC/NACE WJ 2 Very Thorough Cleaning
most commonly referenced in Navy
specifications
> SSPC/NACE WJ 3 Thorough Cleaning
> SSPC/NACE WJ 4 -- Light Cleaning

Revised Waterjetting Standards


Definitions of cleanliness unchanged
Description of flash rust levels unchanged
Added non-mandatory appendices for
assessing levels of flash rust:
> wipe test (based on NSRP Flash Rust
Evaluation Guidelines)
> tape test (based on ISO dust level test)

Revised Waterjetting Standards


Specific recommended levels of nonvisible contaminants
removed from non-mandatory appendix
> Replaced with more general discussion of nonvisible contamination

Examples of language for specifying level of nonvisible


contaminants provided in non-mandatory appendix
> Immediately prior to the application of the coating, the surface
extract shall not contain more than xx g/cm2 of the specific
contaminant (e.g., chloride) when tested with a [specified method].
> Immediately prior to the application of the coating, the conductivity
of the surface extract shall not exceed xx S/cm when tested with a
[specified method].

Expected release date April 15, 2012

SSPC-PA 2, Procedure for Determining


Conformance to Dry Coating Thickness
Requirements (revision)
Includes options to specify more or less
stringent compliance requirements for
coating thickness depending on project
> Default compliance requirements for DFT same
as current version unless otherwise specified

Revised language for assessing


nonconformities
Added appendices for measuring DFT on
edges, pipe exterior

PA 2 Options for Specifier


Thickness

Gage Reading

Spot
Reading

Area Measurement

Level 1
Minimum

Unrestricted

As specified

As specified

Maximum

Unrestricted

As specified

As specified

Minimum

Unrestricted

As specified

As specified

Maximum

Unrestricted

120% of maximum

As specified

Level 2

Level 3 DEFAULT (same as current PA 2 requirement)


Minimum

Unrestricted

80% of minimum

As specified

Maximum

Unrestricted

120% of maximum

As specified

Minimum

Unrestricted

80% of minimum

As specified

Maximum

Unrestricted

150% of maximum

As specified

Minimum

Unrestricted

80% of minimum

As specified

Maximum

Unrestricted

Unrestricted

Unrestricted

Level 4

Level 5

SSPC-PA 2, Procedure for Determining


Conformance to Dry Coating Thickness
Requirements (revision)
Current version of PA 2 requires measurement of every
100 ft2 area painted during work shift if a nonconforming
area is identified
Revised language for determining extent of nonconforming
areas painted during a work shift is:
> Take spot measurements at 5 ft. intervals radiating in 8 equally
spaced directions from non-conforming area
> Each spot measurement must comply with project requirements
> Stop measuring in a given direction when 2 consecutive
measurements are in compliance
> (Worst case scenario may result in measurement of entire
surface area coated in work shift)
> Document areas of nonconformity

Expected release date: April 1, 2012

PA 2 Spot Measurement Diagram

Dashed line indicates boundary of area painted during work shift

OK
OK
OK

STOP

STOP

OK

OK

STOP

OK
OK

NO

OK

OK

STOP

OK
OK

OK

OK

OK
OK

OK
STOP

STOP OK

OK

OK

NO

OK

STOP

5 ft area
preceding a
nonconforming spot
must be
remeasured
after
corrections
are made

OK

OK

OK

NO

OK
OK
STOP
STOP OK

Dashed line indicates boundary of area painted during work shift

OK

STOP

STOP

OK
STOP

5 ft

NO

OK

STOP OK

OK

OK

OK
5 ft

Suspect area
preceding a
nonconforming
spot must be
remeasured after
corrections are
made

NO

OK

5 ft

STOP

(Limit of
area
coated
during
work shift)

OK
STOP
Dashed line indicates boundary of area painted during work shift

(Limit of
area
coated
during
work shift)

OK
(Limit of
area
coated
during
work shift)

STOP

Dashed line indicates boundary of area painted during work shift

OK

5 ft

Dashed line indicates boundary of area painted during work shift

OK

SSPC-SP 11,
Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal (revision)
No change in SP 11 cleanliness definition or
minimum 1 mil profile requirement
Profile measurement method default now
ASTM D 4417 Method B (depth micrometer)
unless otherwise specified
Compressed air used for tools must be
verified clean in accordance with ASTM D
4285 (blotter test)

SSPC-SP 11,
Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal (revision)
Tools reclassified to include the wire bristle
impact tool
Feathering of existing coating is required
unless otherwise specified
Expected release date May 1, 2012

SSPC-SP 15,
Commercial Grade Power Tool Cleaning
(revision)
No change in existing SP 15 cleanliness
definition or profile requirement
Parallel language to SSPC-SP 11 will be
adopted for SP 15
> Use ASTM D 4417 Method B unless otherwise
specified
> Tool descriptions and feathering requirements
same as revised SP 11

Expected release date: May 15, 2012

SSPC Guide 15, Field Methods for Retrieval


and Analysis of Soluble Salts on Steel and
Other Nonporous Substrates (revision)
Reorganization based on methodology of
measurement techniques
Revision includes descriptions of new fully
automated one-step meters
ASTM, ISO references have been updated
Expected release date: August 1, 2012

SSPC-QP 1, Evaluating Qualifications of


Industrial/Marine Painting Contractors
Field Application (revision)
Added definition and training requirements for
Environmental Health and Safety Manager
Requires implementation of Coating Application
Specialist (CAS) certification as part of QP 1
unless otherwise specified
Added clarifications to training requirements for
QC inspectors and QC Supervisors
Expected release date: March 15, 2012

SSPC-AB 1, Mineral and Slag


Abrasives (revision)
Appendix B to address Navy requirements
from MIL-A-22262 added
Appendix B is mandatory when called out in
project specification
> Includes requirements for friability, radioactivity,
soluble and total metal content, TCLP, others
> Reviewed by Navy personnel

Requirements for QC of recyclable work mix in


separate Appendix A
Still undergoing committee review
Expected release date December 1, 2012

SSPC-AB 2, Cleanliness of Recycled


Ferrous Metallic Abrasives (revision)
Revision started August 2011
Committee discussing simplification of
sampling requirements for testing work mix
May reference new standard for
determining compliance with steel profile
requirements
Some discussion of lowering conductivity
limit (not decided yet)
Expected release March 1, 2013

Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning


Standards (new)
5 standards parallel organization of dry
blasting standards
Define cleanliness levels for steel surfaces
prepared using wet abrasive blast cleaning
> Cleanliness levels identical to the dry blast cleaning
standards
> Flash rust levels (same definitions as in WJ
standards) included
> Appendices for evaluating flash rust and for
information on nonvisible contaminants included
(same as WJ standards)

Expected release date March 1, 2013

Determining Compliance with


Specified Profile Range (new)
ASTM Methods from D 4417 and D 7127
establish number of instrument readings
required
SSPC standard provides requirements for
frequency (how often to take readings) and
location (where to take readings) that are not
addressed by ASTM standards
Example: Take 3 readings at XX locations on
surface YY times during surface prep process
Committee still deciding values for XX and YY

Determining Compliance with


Specified Profile Range (new)
Nonmandatory appendix provides an option for
specifying number of measurements
> Contractor must prepare a 2 x 2 area at jobsite for
acceptance by owners rep
> Document list of production parameters (pressure,
nozzle size, abrasive size, etc.)
> Measurements required if any changes occur during
production work
> Measurements required after completion of
production work

Expected release date November 1, 2012

Selecting Coatings for Galvanized


Steel Substrates (new)
Guide for selecting coatings to overcoat
galvanized surfaces
Coatings to protect galvanizing from
aggressive environments
Assumes that the decision to galvanize the
substrate has already been made

Selecting Coatings for Galvanized


Steel Substrates (new)
Coating selection based on
> Service environment of structure (agents that
attack galvanizing)
> Condition of galvanized substrate (new, aged
sound, or deteriorated galvanizing)
> Extent and degree of surface preparation
required for optimum coating performance
(washing only, spot or large area cleaning using
blasting or power tools)
Expected release date October 1, 2012

Questions and Comments Welcome


William L. Shoup
SSPC
1/877-281-7772 ext. 2230
shoup@sspc.org

Thank you